THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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THE BASEMENT

Danielle Carey's short story tells the tale of two mysterious aunts who raise their nieces whilst maintaining a fascinating secret. Illustrated by Matt Murphy.

APRIL 25TH 2017

41 WINKS

A poem by Sammy Hutton addressing sleep and the soft spaces of time between wakefulness and slumber. Illustration by Anna Horvath.

APRIL 20TH 2017

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THE MARGINS OF SILENCE

A mother who can predict the future finds her gift to be more of a curse than a blessing in John Vicary's short story. Illustration by Romina Birzer.

APRIL 17TH 2017

LAST GIFT

A poem by Melanie Whipman, inspired by a skipping rope that was handed down the maternal line of her family. Illustration by Constanze Moll.

APRIL 12TH 2017

HOTEL

Neil Rathmell’s surreal short story follows a man as he desperately tries to understand where he is and how he got there. Illustration by Nadia So.

APRIL 6TH 2017

A LITTLE PLAN

Published in our brand new Future issue, Katie Byford's delicate little poem looks at love in the present moment. Illustration by Aiste Stancikaite.

APRIL 4TH 2017

THE FUTURE ISSUE
HAS ARRIVED

Our brand new issue is out today, featuring a captivating collection of illustrated short stories and poems that cast us into a divergent future.

MARCH 30TH 2017

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A BIRD

A poem by Zelda Chappel on the transitory nature of life, exploring what it means to find acceptance in loss. Illustration by Simon Prades.

MARCH 28TH 2017

A SHORT STORY FROM
THE FUTURE ISSUE

Published in our forthcoming seventeenth issue, enjoy an exclusive read of Ruth Bennett's cautionary tale with a twist — The Leaving Party.

MARCH 23RD 2017

EMERGENCY MINTS

A poem by Karen Jane Cannon, inspired by her father’s voyage across the English Channel as a novice sailor. Illustration by Oli Winward.

MARCH 21ST 2017

REVEALING THE COVER
OF THE FUTURE ISSUE

Take a sneaky peek at the cover of our impending issue, The Future Issue, now available to pre-order and launching on April 1st.

MARCH 16TH 2017

WAKE UP TIME

Peter Mortimer's short story sees a salesman receive a shocking revelation when he visits his elderly mother in a care home. Illustration by Burcin Pervin.

MARCH 13TH 2017

THE HALF PRICE SALE

With our forthcoming ‘Future’ issue launching on April 1st, we’re offering up all available issues of Popshot for just £3 plus postage.

MARCH 9TH 2017

ANOTHER COMMON ROOM

Matthew Stoppard's ghostly poem brings the emotional act of accepting a partner's past into a physical reality. Illustration by Sam Pash.

MARCH 7TH 2017